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Latest update : 2011-03-23

Where have the billions gone?

Wednesday 12th January 2011 was the first anniversary of one of the worst earthquakes ever seen. It was never going to be easy to rebuild after a quake of 7.0 magnitude, capable of killing 230,000 people. But in Haiti, it's been especially difficult. The capital, Port-au-Prince, and its surroundings are still "tent cities", with more than a million people still homeless a year after the disaster.

 

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By Nicolas RANSOM , Cyril VANIER

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2014-07-25 immigration

Many Turks angry over Syrian refugee situation

According to the UNHCR 2.5 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries since the conflict there began. Over 800 000 of them are now in Turkey. Ankara has maintained an...

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2014-07-24 Ukraine

Sluggish tourist season in Crimea

As early as the late 19th Century Crimea has lived off tourism. But the annexation of the peninsula by Russia, using military force, has already had an impact on the 2014 season....

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2014-07-22 Angela Merkel

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

Calm, efficient, successful... Pick a stereotype about Germany and it seems to be holding true right now: their national football team just won the World Cup, their economy is...

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2014-07-23 agriculture

Hunger in a fertile land...

In Senegal a series of bad harvests mean the government and international organisations have been forced into distributing food aid. The aid helps farmers during lean times, but...

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2014-07-21 environment

Overfishing and the global appetite for bluefin tuna: can Tokyo turn the tide?

For years environmentalists have been sounding the alarm: the global appetite for bluefin tuna is pushing the species to the brink of extinction. Japan, the world’s number one...

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